West Chester Chess Club News


Jan 14th - Reserve Swiss Results through Round 2 - Sean Pry

Jan 14th - Championship Results through Round 2 - Ed Synder

  • Here are last night's results for Round 2. Some terrific games, as usual. It's interesting and will only become more so as we move through the tournament. Good luck to everyone.
  • WCCC Championship through Round 2

Dec 30th - Championship Seed Positions, schedule , and Reserve Swiss

The 2022 WCCC Championship begins next Thursday, January 6. I thought that all active club members would be interested in following this event. I have included the schedule and Jim Larsen will update the weekly results which we will forward to you.

Keep in mind that everyone that plays on Thursday evening is eligible to get into next year's championship. It's simple. The eight players with the highest point total at the end of the year get in, depending only on ties for the last spot. The points start accumulating after the championship is completed.

Also, keep in mind that everyone not included in the championship can still come on Thursday and play rated games in the reserve section. One benefit of this is that we will not be facing those eight top players.

I wish all of you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!.

Championship Schedule

Here are the numbers which coincide with those on the "Grid" that I sent earlier. If you have that you can see who you will play and in what round. I will send out the schedule by date and by name, rather than number in the next day or two. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.

BYW, Keith drew Denis Markov in a long battle which saw each with less than 10 seconds. Nolan lost to Joe Mucerino, so Keith is in by a point and a half. Good fight all the way. I congratulate all of you.

1 Keith Johnson
2 Kevin Chen
3 Joe Mucerino
4 Aaron Biscoe
5 Nick Christofides
6 Drew Fleming
7 Jim Larsen
8 Michael Bury

It seems that the consensus is that next year we assign the positions in the Championship based on their positions in which they finish the year. This system should create a desire to get more points during the year, so maybe not accepting a draw would be advantageous. For those of you that were not present tonight or have not weighed in on the email discussion, please feel free to share your thoughts. Remember, this is a club and should be exciting and fun. I believe this change adds both.

Dec 24, 2021 - Round 4 results from Ed Synder

Dec 17, 2021 - Champtionship Standings from Ed Synder

It's getting tighter and more exciting. Nick Lampros, even with a half point bye for last night is mathematically out. He joins me. Bob Flanagan is still in the hunt even with a loss last night.


Christofides 23.5
Mucerino 22
Chen 21
Larsen 19
Fleming 18
Biscoe 18
Bury 17.5
Johnson 16

In the hunt still:
Nolan 15.5
Flanagan 14

Dec 17, 2021 - Holiday Swiss Results

Dec 10, 2021 - Championship Standings from Ed Snyder


Christofides 22.5
Mucerino 21
Chen 20
Larsen 19
Fleming 17
Biscoe 17
Bury 16.5
Johnson 16

In the hunt still:

Nolan 15.5
Flanagan 14
Lampros 13

Dec 10, 2021 - Thursday night Holiday Swiss results from Ed Snyder

Dec 8, 2021 - Championship Standings from Ed Snyder


In an attempt to keep everyone in the running apprised of where you stand, I am updating the scores for those eligible for the Club Championship. I'll do this after each round.  Keep in mind that half point byes count as zero and full point byes as a half toward the total. This is the way it has always been counted.

Christofides 21.5
Mucerino 20.5
Larsen 19
Chen 18.5
Fleming 17
Biscoe 17
Bury 16.5
Johnson 16

In the hunt still:

Nolan 14.5
Flanagan 13
Lampros, N 12

I am now out of the running. With 10.5 and four games remaining I cannot catch Keith.

I would like the top eight to consider whether or not they will play. If you intend to drop out please let me know. The Championship will start on January 6. I will need to have those that will be playing choose their "chips" to see where you will be placed hopefully by December 30 or before. I'll be doing that as soon as we are sure who will be in and who will not make the cutoff.

Dec 3, 2021 - 1st Round Holiday Results from Ed Snyder

Nov 22, 2021 - 2021 Club Match Results from Bob Flanagan

  • Updated to include the Halloween Swiss.  This shows the wins, draws, and losses both overall in 2021 club play and head to head play versus other club players.
  • 55 active players! (two or more matches)
  • 22 new players!
  • 3 returning USCF players who played years ago!

Nov 20, 2021

  • Halloween Swiss Results from Sean Pry
  • From Donald Anderson:
    • The Top 8 players compete for Club Champion on January 6 (all others for the Reserve Champion).
    • We have one tournament left for the year (Holiday Swiss starting December 2).
    • Four players can still catch the 8th player and potentially qualify for the big dance.
    • Congrats to Nick Christofides for making Expert (2023)! Nick went 5-0 in the latest tournament (defeating players rated 2037, 2200 and 2091).

Nov 11, 2021 - Halloween Swiss Round 4 from Sean Pry

Nov 11, 2021 - Halloween Swiss Round 3 from Sean Pry

Oct 29, 2021 - Halloween Swiss Round 2 from Sean Pry

Oct 26, 2021 - Halloween Swiss Round 1 from Sean Pry

Oct 16, 2021 - Club Ratings Championship standings from Donald Anderson

  • The above link is to to the standings for the club's championship tournament.  The top 8 in the standings will play in the club championship.  A swiss will be held for those not in the championship.

Oct 15, 2021 - Founder's Swiss results from Donald Anderson.  The last round was played yesterday.  Don, many thanks for running the event!

The Player Ratings Chart and match results for 2021 matches has been updated with the results from the Founder's Swiss has been updated. It shows the player ratings as of Oct 15th and the wins and losses versus other club players.

Oct 8, 2021 - From Donald Anderson

Oct 1, 2021 - From Donald Anderson:  Some upsets this week. Flanagan had a draw against Biscoe and Anderson won over Trueman. On a side game Gotlib was victorious over Biscoe

Sept 24, 2021 - From Donald Anderson

Sept 11, 2021 - Club standings have been updated for the Liberty Swiss results

Sept 10, 2021 - Ed posted the final results on the USCF club tournament page of the Liberty Swiss

Sept 5, 2021 - Round 4 Liberty Swiss standings from Ed Synder

August 30, 2021 - Club ratings for championship tournament from Donald Anderson

August 27, 2021 - Round 3 Liberty Swiss standings from Ed Synder

August 20, 2021 - Round 1 and 2 results of the Liberty Swiss

August 16, 2021 - First round results for the Liberty Swiss.  You may join the swiss at any round!  You must be fully vaccinated

April 29, 2021 - We are back playing USCF matches on Thursday's.  One must be fully vaccinated.

April 5, 2019 - Our web site was launched!

April 4, 2019 - March Madness Thursday night results posted.  Please see the link at the top for details.

March 2019 - We moved to a new bigger location for our growing club!  We play USCF matches starting at 7:30 as always.  Our new location is First Presbyterian Church, 130 West Miner St, West Chester, PA